Library News


The Paul Sawyier Public Library is located at 319 Wapping St. Registration for programs may be accomplished in person at the library, on the phone, 502-352-2665 or by visiting the website, Unless otherwise stated, registration is required for all programs. For a more detailed listing of all library programs and services, visit the website.

This week & beyond

Library closed Friday

The library will be closed Friday for staff training. Regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Programs for kids

K2 Club, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Stories, songs and activities about what makes a family for children in K-2.

Life-sized Candy Land

Kids, teens and families are invited to bring the game of Candy Land to life on the library’s giant board. The following program times are scheduled for the month of December. Unless otherwise noted, registration is required and begins Monday.

  • Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., for teens in grades 6-12. No registration required.
  • Dec. 18, 10 a.m., for those 2-3, accompanied by an adult.
  • Dec. 18, 11 a.m., for those ages 4-5.
  • Dec. 18, 4:30 p.m., K-2 Club for primary students in kindergarten-second grade.
  • Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m., families with children ages 4 and up.

Mystery Readers Discussion Group

Mystery readers will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Community Room. The featured title for discussion this month is “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn.


Computer Classes

>Facebook is an introduction to this widely used social networking service where you’ll learn how to: set up an account and Facebook profile; select privacy settings and add friends. Attendees will find it helpful to have computer experience. In order to create a new Facebook account while at the class, you must have a working email address. The class is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

>One-on-one training for adults is being offered to help patrons learn to use the iPad, tablet, eReader, Kindle or Smartphone. Make an appointment with Ernie Dixon at 502-352-2665, ext. 109.

Streaming movies

The library has subscribed to a new service, Freegal Movies & Television, which allows patrons to stream movies and television programs to their computers and mobile devices. You must have a valid library card and pin number to access this service.

You may check out three movies per week for a 48-hour viewing period. There is no software to download, as this service is browser and app based.

Friends Bookstore

The Friends of the Library’s Lilian Lindsey Bookstore is filled with Christmas books, music and movies. There is a great selection of children’s books and some recently received books on Abraham Lincoln. Like many of the items in the store, these would make wonderful gifts for Christmas. We also have the 2014 Book Lovers Calendars and store gift certificates.

There is a silent auction underway until 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The six books featured are: “That Special Touch: Maker’s Mark Cookbook” by Sandra Davis; “Fairy Tales,” illustrated by Jane Ray; “Historic Images of Frankfort” by Nicky Hughes, Russ Hatter and Gene Burch; “First a Garden” by Jon Carloftis; “New York Times Complete Civil War and American Watercolors From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.”

Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10-2 Saturday. The phone number is 502-352-2678. 

Leave clean, gently used items in our collection box at the exit of the parking garage — no encyclopedias please. A tax receipt is available in the bookstore.

Also, if you plan to shop Amazon this season, you can donate to the Friends of the Library at no additional cost to you by first going to and clicking on the “Amazon Affiliate” tab near the top of our main page.

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